Pauline McLeod Awards for Reconciliation

The Pauline McLeod Awards for Reconciliation are a significant event that gives our community an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements big and small of local people and organisations through their commitment to Reconciliation.

Through her work as a cultural educator, Pauline McLeod led and inspired Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians towards understanding, acceptance and healing. The Pauline McLeod Awards honour her legacy. The Pauline McLeod Awards are sponsored by the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum. Each year the Forum hands out awards to people or organisations living or working in its region: Bayside Council, City of Sydney, Inner West, Randwick City, Waverley or Woollahra (ERLGATSIF Council areas).

The two award categories are for:

  • Youth (12-24 years old)
  • Open for all others

The Pauline McLeod Awards aim to recognise those “silent achievers” who have worked so diligently in promoting Reconciliation through selfless acts. They may be your neighbours, work colleagues, family members or acquaintances. They will have one thing in common, and that is their desire to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living or working within one or more of the above Local Government Areas.

These awards are open to any person who lives, works or studies within the ERLGATSIF Council areas and who have done major work towards Reconciliation.

Winners will be presented with awards at the Pauline McLeod Award Ceremony, held during Reconciliation Week. This years ceremony will be held at the

Ashfield Civic Centre in Ashfield on Thursday 24th May 2018. The ceremony includes an exhibition of works from the Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Week Primary School Art Competition.

The exhibition will travel across the six Local Government areas after Reconciliation Week.

To view the 2017 awardees please click here.

For Nominations forms please click here.

Nominations close Friday 4 May 2018

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact the ERLGATSIF Coordinator Monica Stevens

P: +61 2 9392 5880 | E:

Or contact Waverley Council’s Community Development Officer 9083 8927

Related forms/documents

Need more information?

Council’s Community Development Officer

9083 8927